President Donald Trump weighed in on Joe Biden’s running mate pick Wednesday, saying there was “nobody more insulting to Biden than she was” during the Democratic primary, Fox News informed.
“She left angry, she left mad,” Trump said during an afternoon press conference.
Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., made her mark on the presidential race in a moment where she called out Biden for touting his work with segregationist senators and his opposition to busing. Harris, as an Indian and Black woman, took Biden’s opposition personally: “There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools and she was bused to school every day. That little girl was me.”
Trump added that there was a “situation” where Harris “believed the women” who accused Biden of inappropriate contact.
After a number of women in April 2019 accused the presumptive Democratic nominee of inappropriate touching and kissing, Harris said: “I believe them, and I respect them being able to tell their story and having the courage to do it.”
“He’s going to have to make that decision for himself,” Harris said when asked if Biden, who hadn’t announced a presidential bid at the point, should still run. “I wouldn’t tell him what to do.”
Biden released a video addressing the allegations at the time, in which he said, “Social norms are changing. I understand that, and I’ve heard what these women are saying. Politics to me has always been about making connections, but I will be more mindful about respecting personal space in the future. That’s my responsibility and I will meet it.”